(ECCO-the European CanCer Organisation) Results from the Dutch national breast cancer screening program, one of longest-running national screening programs in the world, have shown that it has contributed to a drop in deaths from the disease, that any harm caused by the screening, such as false positives and over-diagnosis, has been limited, and that the costs have been reasonable. Compared with the pre-screening period 1986 to 1988, deaths from breast cancer among women aged 55-79 fell by 31 percent in 2009. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health) read more..
Twenty-year Breast Cancer Screening Program Shows Great Progress
One of the longest-running national breast cancer screening programs has shown that with reasonable costs and few false diagnoses and other drawbacks, overall harm and deaths from the disease has been significantly reduced... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today) read more..